About AllenElliottFIT

Allen is a published Fitness Personality, Online Trainer and National Competitor in the NPC Men's Physique Division. He trains exclusively under Adonis Index Systems.

Allen provides guided solutions for people who sincerely strive to meet their fitness goals. He strives for excellence and is always willing to go the extra mile to help you out.

Being a fitness model and competitor gives him a lot of valuable insights that nobody else talks about. Among other things, he will teach you how to prepare for a live show or a fitness photoshoot yourself.

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Infomercial Workout Junkie Discovers Venus Index

Here’s your new interview with one of the contestants from the 6th Venus Index Transformation Contest.

Today John talks to Sheila Kibe, who finished second in our most recent transformation contest.

Check out her stunning transformation pictures:

Sheila Kibe - 2nd Place - Before Photos

Sheila Kibe – 2nd Place – Before Photos


Sheila Kibe- 2nd Place - After Photos

Sheila Kibe- 2nd Place – After Photos


Read Sheila’s experience with Venus Index in her own words:

At the beginning of 2012 I was doing what I always do, searching for a workout program to help me lose the weight I had gained the previous year. Every year it was the same goal and that was to reach 135 lbs by my birthday in October.
The only difference was that this was my fortieth birthday and I wanted to enter my forties’ in the best shape of my life. I have spent the last 17 years since having kids trying to lose weight. So working out and dieting is nothing new for me. Some years I had success but it was like a roller coaster up and down.
This year when I stepped on the scale I weighed 173 lbs and I decided that it was time to take control. I spent January through May doing different exercise programs but only managed to lose 13 lbs, how pathetic is that?!? I was busting my butt with cardio and I didn’t seem to make any improvement in the appearance of my body.
I realized that my eating was a major issue and I started searching online for how low I could go without putting my body into “starvation mode” and that is how I happen to come across the Venus Index. I listened to a short video that intrigued me and I then purchased VI 1.
I started on June 17th at 160.5 lbs and my first week was just getting through the fasting and then the 2nd week was when I started the actual workouts. From that point on, I never looked back and I never strayed. 6 months later, I am 50 lbs lighter and 37 lbs of that was lost through using the Venus Index and Eat Stop Eat.
And the best part was that not only did I meet my goal but I surpassed it and weighed in at 131 lbs for my 40th birthday. The best birthday present ever!

Tips from Sheila:

  • Be open minded to Intermittent Fasting (IF) , you will not go into “Starvation Mode”
  • Pay attention to your  calories and manage them accordingly. You maybe consuming more than you think you are
  • Take several rounds of pictures during your photoshoot, to ensure that your lighting captures your physique at it’s very best.
  • The  benefits of doing a Water Load prior to your “After Photos” maybe cumbersome at first but the results are worth it.

Sheila’s Workout and Nutrition Plans:

 Venus Index Phase I

Eat Stop Eat



Listen to Sheila’s interview here, and please “like” it when you’re done:


The Downfall of Hero Worship

Here’s the next episode of the UNCENSORED Podcasts Season 2.

Today’s topic: The Downfall of Hero Worship


How does Hero Worship skew the reality of our physique goals?

How does Hero Worship skew the reality of our physique goals?

Bigger, Faster, Stronger… but at

what cost?

In the world of entertainment and sports, performance means everything.  So much so that the individual’s who have achieved a superior level of performance in their respective profession are often referred to as a “Hero” by fans and followers alike.

There is no doubt that they have dedicated a tremendous amount of time & effort into becoming the “very best” at what they do. Although this is quite admirable, is it wise to compare ourselves to our favorite hero?

This podcast is unique, because it was spurred from another podcast in which Joe Rogan (from The Joe Rogan Experience) in a highly controversial interview with Victor Conte (from the BALCO scandal) , reveals the widespread use of doping and performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in entertainment and sports.

This is one of the many examples in which the  views and opinions of our favorite heroes have become jaded once discovered that PEDs played a role in their success.

So…How does Hero Worship skew the reality of our physique goals?

These questions and much more will be answered in John Barban’s & Brad Pilon’s discussion on “The Downfall of Hero Worship.”

They will provide further insight and analysis into this growing investigation of PEDs and what it means for the person whose looking to improve upon their physique.

In today’s UNCENSORED training, you will also discover:

  • Why your favorite hero should serve as a source of inspiration, not imitation
  • Why self-diagnosing will become more prevalent as science and technology develops
  • What are the benefits of Vitamin & Mineral Profiling
  • How genetics play a role in achieving optimum performance
  • The impact of The “Use or Lose” Mentality on entertainment & sports
  • How different athletes’ are tested depending their sport
  • The Culture Difference between “Bodybuilding” and “Entertainment/Sports Performance”
  • If strength will help determine your looks
  • How to determine your ideal Body-Image Model
  • What are some of the benefits of a Transformation Contest
  • The psychological impact of taking progress pictures and undergoing a photoshoot

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VT7 Transformation Contest Starts Today

The 7th Venus Index Transformation contest starts today. You can enter your before pictures and stats starting today up until midnight this Friday, January 25th .


Previous Venus Contest Winners!

There is prize money for the top 10 spots and of course there is always a chance of making it on the Venus Index Calendar and the cover of one of our programs.

Got to this link to see how to enter:

>>>Watch how to enter the Venus Index Transformation Contest<<<

Are you going to be the next Venus Index cover model?

It’s time to Venus Up!



Phi-Life Series: Muscle Building & The Anabolic Continuum

Today we bring you another podcast from our phi-life series.

Phi-Life is a series of podcasts where John Barban and Brad Pilon discuss their ideas and concepts on the topics of muscle building, fat loss and health. In a nutshell they are just thinking out loud and recording it for your benefit.

Today’s topic: Muscle Building & The Anabolic Continuum


Where are you in the Anabolic Continuum?


Muscle Building is one of the most elusive goals of  bodybuilders and gym-goers alike.  Furthermore, it has puzzled scientist’s in research studies who have been unable to effectively control and/or determine the results of a muscle-building research study.

When it comes to muscle building, it’s important to identify where an individual is in the Anabolic Continuum.

The Anabolic Continuum takes into account the several factors that determines your potential for muscle building. A few factors for example are: height, weight, age, and years of training experience.

Your ability to build muscle follows a very logical progression. Specifically, with your response to weight training.

Today John Barban and Brad Pilon will discuss further intricacies of the Anabolic Continuum, as well as provide some tips and suggestions to ensure you remain on track for your training and muscle building goals.


You will also learn and discover:

What are confounding variables and how they can impact a research study

The difference between responders and non-responders in research studies

How to predict your lean muscle mass

How to determine where you are on the anabolic continuum

Are you in the right place in your weight training life

Is there a specific way that you should be training

What are the knowns and unknowns when evaluating an individual for a research study

Listen to the podcast here:

Nutrition & Training Triage: Optimal vs. Practical vs. Ideal

Here’s the next episode of the UNCENSORED Podcasts Season 2.

Today’s topic: Nutrition & Training Triage: Optimal vs. Practical vs. Ideal



When it comes to nutrition & training advice, how do you sort and prioritize what’s best for you?

The medical term known as triage, means the determination of priorities for action in an emergency. However, this word is from a french origin and is also defined as the “action of assorting according to quality.”

Both of these definitions are applicable to John Barban’s & Brad Pilon’s discussion on defining what is optimal, practical, or at best Ideal.

With the rise of obesity it’s safe to say that an emergency is on our hands when it comes to our health and we must take action.  But what nutrition & training advice should we follow to attain optimal results?

The ever growing amount of new supplements coming to market only makes this task more daunting. From nutritional strategies consisting of: macro/micro nutrients, slow/fast proteins, and the highly controversial thoughts on meal timing, a person could become easily overwhelmed.

Things aren’t much better on the training side of the house as we are faced with a myriad of factors to take into account. Ranging from: Workout Intensity, Volume, length of actual workouts, and the rest/recovery period.

Why all these things may be optimal, are they ideal or even practical?

Today’s podcast will strive to analyze the ever moving target  known as optimal and provide you with ideal advice to build muscle within your lifestyle.

Panel of judges

In today’s UNCENSORED training, you will also discover:

  • Who you really are comparing yourself to
  • How to prevent goal hi-jacking when someone else’s optimal advice is presented to you
  • How Drugs and Genetics skew the curve of optimal
  • How to debunk a fitness claim  giving optimal device
  • Where Top Level Strength & Conditioning coaches get their training advice from
  • How research papers and marketing claims justify their nutrition & training advice to appear optimal for the masses
  • If optimal nutrition & training actually exists and what that actually looks like
  • Whether Hollywood has an influence on what is considered optimum
  • How to manage your ideal training schedule
  • How to focus on your specific results